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" For, to say nothing of half the birds, and some quadrupeds which are almost entirely supported by them, worms seem to be the great promoters of vegetation, which would proceed but lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and... "
Animal biography, or, Popular zoology - Page 273
by William Bingley - 1829
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The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - 1843 - 398 pages
...lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it ; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called wormcasts, which, being...
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First Steps to Zoology

Robert Patterson - 1849
...without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it, and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called worm-casts, which, being...
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The Natural History of Selborne, with Its Antiquities: Naturalist's Calendar ...

Gilbert White - 1850 - 418 pages
...lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it ; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called worm-casts, which, being...
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The Entertaining Naturalist: Being Popular Descriptions, Tales, and ...

Mrs. Loudon (Jane) - 1850 - 544 pages
...the fibres of plants, by drawing into it straws and the stalks of leaves ; and chiefly by throwing infinite numbers of lumps called worm-casts, which form a fine manure for grass and corn. They are, however, very injurious to plants in pots. THE LEECH (Hirudo medicinalis) Is about three...
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The Natural History of Selborne: With Observations on Various Parts of ...

Gilbert White - 1854 - 416 pages
...lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves into it ; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth, called worm-casts,...
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The Lithology of Edinburgh

John Fleming - 1859 - 102 pages
...ill without them) by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it ; and most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps called worm-casts, which form a fine manure...
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Earth, Sea and Sky, Or, the Hand of God in the Works of Nature, Volume 1

John Marius Wilson - 1859 - 416 pages
...lamely without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it_ and, most of all, by throwing up such infmite numbers of lumps of earth, called worm-casts, which,...
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The Natural History of Selborne: With Miscellaneous Observations and ...

Gilbert White - 1862 - 426 pages
...lamely without them ; by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and the fibres of plants; by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called worm-casts, which, being...
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The home tutor, a treasury of self-culture

Home tutor - 1862
...without them, by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains and fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into it : and most of all by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called worm-casts, which, being...
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A Catalogue of the British Non-parasitical Worms in the Collection of the ...

British Museum (Natural History). Department of Zoology, George Johnston - 1865 - 365 pages
...lamely without them, by boring, perforating and loosening the soil, and rendering it pervious to rains, and the fibres of plants, by drawing straws and stalks of leaves and twigs into itt; and, most of all, by throwing up such infinite numbers of lumps of earth called worm-casts, which...
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